Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012 (1500ml)

9.3103 ratings on Delectable
$429

The 2012 Monte Bello is one of the most harmonious young Monte Bellos I can remember tasting. Seamless and voluptuous through to the finish, the 2012 is showing beautifully today. Raspberry jam, pomegranate, white flowers, mint and spices are some of the many notes that flesh out in the glass. A wine with a distinctly red-hued profile, silky tannins, no hard edges and exceptional overall balance, the 2012 Monte Bello is simply magnificent. The 2012 is racy but also impeccably balanced throughout, with shades of the 2001 that come through from time to time...there is no denying that the 2012 is simply stunning today. This is one of the best showings yet for the 2012. Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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Ratings on Delectable

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik Delectable Pro

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

Wonderfully structured with a powerful backbone paired with classic fruit characteristics and fresh acidity, finishing with a herbaceous twist. This will go daily 20 years.

Wonderfully structured with a powerful backbone paired with classic fruit characteristics and fresh acidity, finishing with a herbaceous twist. This will go daily 20 years.

9.5

Austin Beeman Delectable Pro

Very young - this is wine for the cellar. Dark spice, hints of green herbs. The nose is like walking into a Chinese herb shop. Crushed chalk. Plum skins. Texture is very smooth with deep hints of baking chocolate dusting. This is quite the thoroughbred Cabernet: Elegant, Pure, Pristine, and Powerful. $175 at winery.

Very young - this is wine for the cellar. Dark spice, hints of green herbs. The nose is like walking into a Chinese herb shop. Crushed chalk. Plum skins. Texture is very smooth with deep hints of baking chocolate dusting. This is quite the thoroughbred Cabernet: Elegant, Pure, Pristine, and Powerful. $175 at winery.

9.5

Lauren Jenks Delectable Pro

Good big Bordeaux style. Great shared with friends

Good big Bordeaux style. Great shared with friends

9.1

Rebecca Fletcher Delectable Pro

Just awesome! Black currant, black cherry, plum, cranberry, rose petal and sweet tobacco. M acid, body. M/m+ round silky tannin. Great structure. Not overly oaked. Fruit lingers 1 minute plus. Lives up to the reputation of a classic wine.

Just awesome! Black currant, black cherry, plum, cranberry, rose petal and sweet tobacco. M acid, body. M/m+ round silky tannin. Great structure. Not overly oaked. Fruit lingers 1 minute plus. Lives up to the reputation of a classic wine.

9.8

Jo Florradikal Delectable Pro

#montebello dark fruits, spice, dark olives, Rosemary and other cooking herbs, cocoa, roasted coffee

#montebello dark fruits, spice, dark olives, Rosemary and other cooking herbs, cocoa, roasted coffee

9.3

Riccardo L. Delectable Pro

Great wine.

Great wine.

9.3

Bryan McGinness Delectable Pro

Just a day in the life...

Just a day in the life...

9.3

Robert Parker Delectable Pro

Just hinting at the glory to come. If you can get your hands on a large format bottle you'll have a treasure. Don't miss a chance at the 750's either.

Just hinting at the glory to come. If you can get your hands on a large format bottle you'll have a treasure. Don't miss a chance at the 750's either.

9.5

Rebecca Fletcher Delectable Pro

Wow! Black cherry, dark fruit, pepper, exotic spice, floral and even somewhat savory. Tannin and acid in balance. One of the best cabs you can buy especially at only $50 2012 vintage

Wow! Black cherry, dark fruit, pepper, exotic spice, floral and even somewhat savory. Tannin and acid in balance. One of the best cabs you can buy especially at only $50 2012 vintage

9.8

Martin Redmond Delectable Pro

2012 - Just a baby, but gonna be epic

2012 - Just a baby, but gonna be epic

9.4